Food businesses

 

Could your café, canteen, restaurant, takeaway or vending machine be more SUGAR SMART?

 

Join the Sugar Smart campaign by pledging to take 3 small actions that make a big difference such as:

  • Remove high sugar items from vending machines and ensure a minimum of 40% foods and drinks are healthy options
  • Make tap water more prominently available and promote drinking water as the number one drink.
  • Drinks with more than 5g sugar per 100ml represent less than 50% of the soft drinks range
  • Sell specific drinks for children, limited to plain water, unsweetened fruit juices or semi-skimmed milk
  • Pre-packed ready-to-eat confectionary, sugary snacks and dessert items (such as cakes) intended for individual consumption are no more than 250kcal or 27g sugar per packet and provide smaller sizes if available
  • Offer ‘half-portions’ on items like cakes (this option must be clearly apparent for customers, such as by stating on menus, signage, etc).
  • Replace sugary items with healthier food and drinks and display signage about sugar content in everyday foods and drinks.
  • Introduce a Traffic light system on drinks menus/shelves
  • Remove ads and make it policy not to advertise or promote any food and drink high in sugar.
  • Ban price promotions on sugary drinks and snacks such as discounts, multi-buys, free items or meal deals.
  • Ensure there are no sugary drinks and snacks for sale at checkout areas to discourage impulse buying.
  • Get accredited by an external organisation to ensure the food and drink you serve is healthy e.g. The Healthier Catering Commitment scheme

Resources

Recipe Boiled Eggs asparagus soldiers

Recipe Mini superfruit breakfast wraps

Recipe One cup pancakes blueberries

Recipe Silky masala eggs